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"The evidence of our power is everywhere: we have not simply conquered nature but have also begun to defeat humanity’s own worst enemies. War is increasingly obsolete; famine is rare; disease is on the retreat around the world. We have achieved these triumphs by building ever more complex networks that treat human beings as units of information. Evolutionary science teaches us that, in one sense, we are nothing but data-processing machines: we too are algorithms. By manipulating the data we can exercise mastery over our fate."
|2001: A Space Oddyssey, Stanley Kubrick|
"The diminutive house sparrow (Passer domesticus) is perhaps one of the earliest birds you can remember from your childhood. Their nests dotted almost every house in the neighbourhood as well as public places like bus bays and railway stations, where they lived in colonies and survived on food grains and tiny worms. Many bird watchers and ornithologists recall with fondness how the house sparrow gave flight to their passion for observing birds."
"Unfortunately, the house sparrow is now a disappearing species. But like all other plants and animals which were once abundant and are now facing an uncertain future, their numbers are also declining across their natural range. The reasons?" Read more here.
|‘They are loving, sensitive and graceful,’. Photo: Chris Jordan|
"Jordan is fascinated with these majestic birds. With no natural predators on Midway, Laysan albatrosses show no fear of humans, so his footage provides an authentic bird’s-eye view: “Albatrosses are so mysterious because they haven’t been on our radar. They live in places humans just don’t go – yet when we look closely, they are unbelievably magnificent,” he says."
|Photograph: Chris Jordan|
... "Chris Jordan believes the focus should be on forcing people to have a stronger emotional engagement with the problems plastic causes. His famous photographs of dead albatross chicks and the colourful plastic they have ingested serve as a blunt reminder that the planet is in a state of emergency."
|Photograph: Chris Jordan|
"“They are loving, sensitive and graceful – when you look at any creature this closely, it becomes amazing,” says Jordan, who believes we would fall in love with any animal if we only stopped to look at them with a similar childlike sense of awe."
|Women's Strike 8 March 2018, read more|
Women across Spain prepare 24-hour strike at work and in the home
Spanish women are planning to down tools to mark International Women’s day on Thursday to prove that "if we stop, the world stops". The Local
|Clara Zetkin founded International Women's Day in 1910|
|Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer, Project Apollo|
"This is a great photo I just ran across on the internets. It said it was “Margaret Hamilton, Apollo program”, but it didn’t say who Margaret Hamilton was.Margaret Hamilton was the lead software engineer for Project Apollo."
"In the photo above, she is standing in front of the printouts of the code for the Apollo guidance system (1969)."
|Turing's letter to W. Churchill in 1941.|
The door was open I was seething Your mother burst in it was freezing She said it looks like it's trying to rain I was lost I felt sea sick You convinced me that he'd left You said keep talking but don't use any names I scolded your driver and your brother We are old enough to know how long you've been hooked And we've all been through the war And each time you score Someone gets hauled and handcuffed and booked It felt like four in the morning What sounded like fire works Turned out to be just what it was The stars looked like diamonds Then came the sirens And everyone started to cuss All the noise was disturbing And I couldn't find Irving It was like two stations on at the same time And then I hid your car keys And I made black coffee And I dumped out the rest of the rum Nick and Socorro broke up And Candice wouldn't shut up Fin he recorded the whole thing Ray he said damn you And someone broke my camera And it was New Years And we all started to sing Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind Should auld acquaintance be forgot for the sake of auld lang syne I was leaving in the morning with Charles for Las Vegas And I didn't plan to come back I had only a few things Two hundred dollars And my records in a brown paper sack I ran out on Sheila Everything's in storage Calvin's right I should go back to driving truck Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind Should auld acquaintance be forgot for the sake of auld lang syne